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Brittany Chrusciel
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Port of Perfect Day at CocoCay

Perfect Day at CocoCay, formerly CocoCay, is the first private island to receive Royal Caribbean's "Perfect Day" treatment. Once a somewhat sleepy port in the Bahamas' Berry Island chain between Nassau and Freeport, Perfect Day at CocoCay has transformed into a one-stop vacation-making destination. Choose-your-own-adventure-style pathways lead to idyllic beaches, lively bars and restaurants and the impressive Thrill Waterpark.

Shore Excursions

About Perfect Day at CocoCay


Pro

The island has retained its quiet, Bahamian beaches amidst all of the new developments

Con

Most of the attractions require an additional fee, which can add up quickly for families

Bottom Line

Perfect Day at CocoCay is a well-balanced private island offering as much or as little as you want to do with your day in port


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Good to Know

Your onboard beverage package extends to the bars on the island, so consider that when purchasing drinks ashore. Internet packages should also extend to the island, though service can be spotty.

You'll only need your SeaPass cruise card for most purchases throughout CocoCay, but bring some cash if you're interested in shopping at the straw market.

Accessible tram service is available throughout the island. Beach wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What Sets It Apart

Perfect Day at CocoCay has no shortage of marquee attractions including Devil's Peak, the tallest waterslide in North America; the Oasis Lagoon, the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean; and a helium balloon ride with the ability to rise 450 feet.

If you're looking to unwind without spending an extra penny, it's possible -- beach loungers and umbrellas are free of charge throughout the island.

Shopping

Two adjacent straw markets offer the usual island souvenirs -- purses, jewelry, clothing and the like. Hair-braiding is also available. You'll need cash if you'd like to purchase any of the items offered there.

Otherwise, there are souvenirs and essentials for your beach day at the CocoCay Shop.

What's For Lunch

There are two free restaurants on the island -- Skipper's Grill and Chill Grill -- as well as two complimentary Snack Shacks. The menus at the restaurants are identical, both offering buffet style hot dogs, hamburgers, paninis, salads, fruit, soft-serve ice cream and cold drinks. The Snack Shacks are a great place to have a burger, a salad or some funnel cake.

Captain Jack's, a bar near the entrance of the island, offers 10 chicken wings for $7.95 with your choice of four sauces. They also offer crispy steak fries with unique dipping sauces like a tequila lime chipotle, for $3.


Perfect Day at CocoCay Awards

Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

2017 Top-Rated Cruise Line Private Island Destinations
2016 Top-Rated Cruise Line Private Island Destinations